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Old Franklin Tasmania
Franklin Tasmania 2003
Franklin Tasmania
Franklin Tasmania
Franklin Tasmania

You'll find us in the Huon Valley, just 35 minutes south of Hobart on the A6 highway.
The perfect stop-over on your way to the Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves.
Simply the best place to stay either overnight or for a few days as you explore the stunning Huon Valley and its many attractions.

ranklin is the little town time forgot. It still retains that special village atmosphere that is so hard to find - not over developed, not spoiled by tourism, and as pretty as a picture resting on the banks of the beautiful Huon River.

There are restaurants, antique and craft shops to visit, and of course the world famous Wooden Boat Centre. The main street boasts many faithfully restored timber buildings, some featuring huon pine. (The Huon Valley is named after huon pine, a timber almost worth its weight in gold).

until the 1930's Franklin was the major town in the Huon Valley. It was busy and thriving with the shipping that docked at its many jetties. Franklin boasted its own Court House (now a gourmet cafe), several hotels, banks and a Town Hall (which is now the restored Palais Theatre). It even had its own Hydro Electric power station, driven by a local creek. Much of old Franklin remains - thankfully left behind as the rest of the world moved on.

Explore this web site to see just what Franklin has to offer you, whether for an afternoon, a day trip, or a week or two.

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